2020 Essential Revenue and Operating Information for the 50 Largest Global Freight Carriers
Up Front
Freight carriers across the world experienced dramatic market shifts and volume swings in 2020.
The new trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada provides market certainty for North American trade.
The world’s largest freight carriers have navigated unprecedented circumstances due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mid-Atlantic & South Atlantic

Port NameCityType of FreightTEUsVolume of Freight Tonnage
Port CanaveralBrevard County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, special project cargo, passengerNA5,436,994
Port EvergladesBroward County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA25,022,351
Port ManateeManatee County, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, special project cargoNA4,763,728
Port of BaltimoreBaltimorecontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, refrigerated, passengerNA44,778,259
Port of BrunswickBrunswick, Ga.break bulk, dry bulk, automobileNA2,503,937
Port of CharlestonCharleston, S.C.container, break bulk, dry bulk, automobile, refrigeratedNA24,822,636
Port of ChesterChester, Pa.NANA2,788,947
Port of JacksonvilleJacksonville, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, heavy lift, refrigeratedNA17,999,036
Port of Marcus HookMarcus Hook, Pa.NANA12,205,883
Port of MiamiMiamicontainer, passengerNA8,371,129
Port of Morehead CityMorehead City, N.C.break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulkNA2,740,648
Port of Palm BeachPalm Beach, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, passengerNA2,094,734
Port of Penn ManorPenn Manor, Pa.NANA2,829,337
Port of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiacontainer, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobile, passengerNA26,656,373
Port of SavannahSavannah, Ga.container, break bulk, heavy lift, automobile, refrigeratedNA41,273,947
Port of TampaTampa, Fla.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy lift, passengerNA31,006,487
Port of VirginiaNorfolk, Va.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobileNA71,774,349
Port of WilmingtonWilmington, N.C.container, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, heavy liftNA6,039,927
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